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Editorial: Cartooning the future


Over the years, we have done numerous educational projects. Editorial cartoons work well in the classroom, because they teach students to think about what's going on in the world, about thinking critically and about the power of visual communication.

In this week's editorial, I wanted to share some cartoons from the project Cartooning the future in Lithuania that is hosted on our sister website The Next Movement. Cartooning the future challenges students from different schools throughout Lithuania to think about human rights issues, and to come up with their own cartoon ideas on the subject.

The best student sketches are then turned into professional cartoons by our global team of cartoonists.

Here is an idea by Austėja from Merkinė Vincas Krėvė gymnasium: 'My sketch portrays people who are pushing alcohol bottles off the cliff. When they push the bottles away they stay in a bright, beautiful world.'



And the resulting cartoon by Marin Chren from Slovakia, with a slightly different take on the idea:



Love is Love, by Kamila from Merkinė Vincas Krėvė gymnasium.



This idea was picked up by Zach from the Philippines.



Here's a sketch by Kęstutis from Merkinė Vincas Krėvė gymnasium.



And the cartoon by Amorim from Brazil.



Be sure to check out the project page on the TNM website. Not only can you find many more ideas that were turned into cartoons, the website developer added some nice features to navigate the project and compare the sketches to the cartoons.

Tjeerd Royaards
Cartoon Movement editor




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